By now, you've probably seen the name 'Keaton Jones' mentioned by at least one of your favorite celebrities on Twitter. The young student from Knoxville, TE has gone viral after appearing in a heartbreaking video that reveals the true damage bullying causes.

"They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends," Keaton says through tears in the video posted by his mother, Kimberly, which was reportedly recorded after Keaton had to be picked up from school to avoid lunchtime bullies. Though he goes on to detail how he and other children at his school are teased and tormented, he offers a message of encouragement, and ends the video by telling all victims of bullying that "it'll probably get better one day."

The powerful video struck a chord with viewers - including a whole host of famous faces. From Katy Perry, to Demi Lovato, to Chris Evans, celebrities across the board have rallied around Keaton. Though it began as a campaign for peace, which included at least two GoFundMe accounts aimed at helping the Jones family, it has now become shrouded by scandal after several apparently-racist social media posts by Kimberly Jones were uncovered, and speculations were leveled that she had encouraged her son to use racial slurs against his peers. Multiple celebrities have since voiced their continued support for Keaton, despite how troubled the accusations made them feel.

Scroll down to see the most heartfelt celebrity reactions, and be sure to add your thoughts in the comments.

This is Knoxville student Keaton Jones, and this is what he has to say about bullying:

The video, posted by his mom, has now gone viral, and celebrities are rallying around Keaton

#1

Bullied Kid

snoopdogg Report

Vanessa Joy
Community Member
2 years ago

Amen! "LOVE is the ONLY way to beat hate! XOXOXO

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Bullied Kid

ChrisEvans Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope it cheers him up!

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
2 years ago

OMIGOSH AVENGERS PREMIER?!?!

Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

Chris Evans is AWESOME!

Alana Hodge
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so nice!!!! Captain America aka Chris Evans is awesome for th is gesture.

Ginger Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Shout out to Chris for being one of the first to respond.... That's cool. (You sexy beast.)

Boom It's Bri
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHA

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Gracy Price
Community Member
2 years ago

BEING BULLIED CAN BE A TWO EDGE SWARD IT MAKES YOU HIDE OR IT CAN MAKE YOU MAD AND MEAN, HURT PEOPLE "HURT PEOPLE" HAD A CLASS MATE WHO WAS BULLIED TO DEATH. ONE BLINDED BY BULLIES. THESE KIDS CAN BE SCARED EMOTIONALLY FOR LIFE. I HAVE WORKED WITH HUNDREDS OF MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS THAT TELL ME IT ALL STARTS IN KTHRU 6TH GRADE. IT DESTROYS THEIR SELF ESTEEM, CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES AND IT EFFECTS EVERY FASSET OF THEIR ADULT LIFE IF NOT TREATED AND REBUILT. I HACE WORKED WITH THE BULLIES, AND THE ONE COMMON DENOMATER THEY HAVE IS THAT THEY WERE BULLIED BY A FATHER, BROTHER OR ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER IN THEIR FIRST BEGGINS. MY NEXT QUESTION TO THEM IS WHAT WOULD HAE STOPED YOUR BULLING, THE ANSWER IS; IF THEY LET ME BULLY I WILL IF THEY KNOCK MY HEAD OFF I STOP. WE CAN SEND ANYTHING INTO SPACE BUT WE JUST CAN NOT TEACH OUR KIDS COMPASSION AND CONSIDERATION, KINDNESS AND JUST PLANE GOOD MANNERS? MAYBE WE NEED A START OVER.....

Amanda Harker
Community Member
2 years ago

That's really sweet.

artcatcms
Community Member
2 years ago

wow!!!!

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

HOW FREAKIN AWESOME!!!

Elisha Gabriell
Community Member
2 years ago

the only reason people make fun of you is because they feel bad about themselves, and making fun of someone else makes them feel "better" for just a second. Know that! Don't react and carry yourself with pride. You are worth only best!

Kiahna
Community Member
2 years ago

Good on you, Cap!

Pi...
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw.... he's a big hearted ol softie! I've always liked him in his non-avengers roles... like Scott Pilgrim... or Push... they were good movies!

Kylie Nicholas
Community Member
2 years ago

As much as I agree this is wrong and Bullying needs to stopped I dont know why a GOFUNDME page is needed .. EVERY ONE struggles with studying costs ect but they get through .. I do not like gofundme or any crowd fundraisers because its to easy to ask people for money when it really isnyt needed

Jorge Garcia
Community Member
2 years ago

Cap being Cap...

Jorge Garcia
Community Member
2 years ago

Cap Being Cap....

KT Trondsen
Community Member
2 years ago

wow! Amazing offer! Hope he accepts!

Hawk
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg 😮 damn that’s crazy I wanna go

Zanjero Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW that is quite a night out !!!! I would love to see them there ~

Celental Midnight
Community Member
2 years ago

Trust me kiddo it will only get better. I was a victim of physical and verbal bullying. One regret was not telling a parent. I waited almost a year before I told anyone. It takes courage. I shared this with my class and here is a message: Hi! This is Mrs.L*yton's Lights.Camera.Action! Advisory, HTA, Hawaii. We think all think (there is 20 of us) that you were very brave.

Gracy Price
Community Member
2 years ago

WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

Sara Baumgartner
Community Member
2 years ago

ask him family. They scammed everyone with a lie. Google it. It's all over the news.

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Keira Olssen
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, seeing as how this white trash family poses proudly with the Confederate flag and teaches him to use the word "n***er", it's no wonder other kids are gonna want to kick his ass. Weird how when I first saw this kid, I wondered if he lived in a trailer park. Guess my redneck radar is workin' just fine...

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#3

Bullied Kid

MarkRuffalo Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
2 years ago

Hulk’s words will sink in.

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#4

Bullied Kid

MarkRuffalo Report

Terry Sloan
Community Member
2 years ago

Keep your head up Keaton, don't let nobody get ya down. Cuz that road you're traveling will turn around. Fear no man Keaton, they are exactly like you, only a man. In this case though, you're more man than they'll ever be. Hang tough!

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#5

Bullied Kid

milliebbrown Report

Cat Lady
Community Member
2 years ago

Omigosh Millie Bobby Brown?! Lucky kid

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#6

Bullied Kid

DrPhil Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
2 years ago

Dr. Phil! Yes!

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#7

Bullied Kid

justinbieber Report

makki
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't want to give Bieber credit for anything but this nice of him even if it's just for the recognition and also even if he might have copied snoops xD

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#8

Bullied Kid

HamillHimself Report

Community Member
2 years ago

Spot on! He really nailed it. Bullies are insecure people who are extremely insecure about themselves and take it out on others just to feel better about themselves. But in the end, they're not happy.

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#9

Bullied Kid

EvaLongoria Report

M
Community Member
2 years ago

Well said Eva!

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#10

Bullied Kid

katyperry Report

shifta shape
Community Member
2 years ago

sivaram reddy- what is WRONG with you! u already know how it feels so why pass on the hate? 2 wrongs DO NOT make a right!!

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#11

Bullied Kid

ricky_martin Report

Echo
Community Member
2 years ago

Mixed Martial Arts. Basically 2 people get in a ring or polygon of some sort. There are rules for points, takedowns hits etc. They beat the snot out of each other for a certain amount of time until either someone taps out, someone breaks something, or time is up and it is judged. I personally thought it to be dumb at first. But after learning what they are doing I can see the skill, and hard work that is put in to put on a show of strength. I generally only watch it when with friends or family. It is pretty neat and can be watched on YouTube to get more info on it.

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#12

Bullied Kid

KingJames Report

Gillian Black
Community Member
2 years ago

yes Keaton dont change and dont give in they are really whimps

#13

Bullied Kid

terrycrews Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes you are.

#14

Bullied Kid

elijah_official Report

Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
Community Member
2 years ago

True. There are many that don't even tell anybody. For me when things got too hard (half a class picking on me) I explained the situation to my mom and told her I wanted to skip a whole year at school. Mom was super awesome, she totally understood and let me stay at home that year. Next year I got back to same school and bullies where one year ahead of me, so I was free from them (because the picking and shaming usually occured inside the classroom). Unfortunately sometimes we need to take measures we shouldn't have to to stay sane, but eventually it does get better, just stay strong and be sure there's nothing wrong with you, they are the ones at fault

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#15

Bullied Kid

kevinjonas Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

You damn skippy Kevin!

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#16

Bullied Kid

ddlovato Report

Jefferey McDowell
Community Member
2 years ago

There needs to be a ISTANDWITHKEATON Tee-Shirt with the proceeds going to his College education.

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#17

Bullied Kid

KelseaBallerini Report

CatShatBrix
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh it’ll happen.

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#18

Bullied Kid

halfadams Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

#proactiveparentsagainsybullying

#19

Bullied Kid

idinamenzel Report

Ellie Aviva
Community Member
2 years ago

those bullies need to..... LET IT GOOOOOOO

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#20

Bullied Kid

toddchrisley Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

#proactiveparentsagainstbullying

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#21

Bullied Kid

seanhannity Report

Norm Chow
Community Member
2 years ago

oh the hypocrisy coming from Sean Hannity

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#22

Bullied Kid

JaimieAlexander Report

Alana Hodge
Community Member
2 years ago

No lie!!! It took guts and a warm heart to share and spread what is happening to you. Stay strong Keaton...."for this too shall pass!!!"

#23

Bullied Kid

SenBobCorker Report

Jefferey McDowell
Community Member
2 years ago

Humm... maybe a call from a Senator to the school board/School may help action in school bullying come to an end? Mr. Corker, please use your power for some good in this situation. Thanks.

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#24

Bullied Kid

TomArnold Report

#25

Bullied Kid

TheOnlyEdAsner Report

Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
Community Member
2 years ago

"Thery will fade away. Adventure is out there" S2

#26

Bullied Kid

PattyArquette Report

#27

Bullied Kid

AndieMacDowell3 Report

#28

Bullied Kid

coleswindell Report

#29

Bullied Kid

kumailn Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

It NEEDS to stop! #proactiveparentsagainstbullying

#30

Bullied Kid

PaigeVanzantUFC Report

#31

Bullied Kid

PoulterWill Report

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#32

Bullied Kid

DaleJr Report

#33

Bullied Kid

chrisbrownofficial Report

Daniel Morgan
Community Member
2 years ago

Didn't Chris Brown beat up Rhianna? Bullying sucks but I'm pretty sure domestic violence is just as bad if not worse.

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#34

Bullied Kid

iamcardib Report

Chocolate Quente e Biscoitos
Community Member
2 years ago

We can be tough without being picky at others at all

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#35

Bullied Kid

DonaldJTrumpJr Report

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

funny to read this. People are mad because he wrote something and people would be mad if he wouldn't.

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#36

Bullied Kid

BillyBaldwin Report

Mike Everly
Community Member
2 years ago

Who?

#37

Bullied Kid

milliebbrown Report

Wise Girl
Community Member
2 years ago

*you're

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#38

Bullied Kid

BamBam_Blake23 Report

Danilo Rottigni
Community Member
2 years ago

BASTAAAAAAA! Dobbiamo proteggere e difendere il nostro futuro! Sii forte Keaton e non avere paura!

#39

Bullied Kid

PoulterWill Report

#40

Bullied Kid

julieplec Report

Terry Jensen
Community Member
2 years ago

I used to get bullied for standing up for kids that were abused in school...but I have a very strong personality when it comes to any abuse and it just went over my head because I knew that I was better than the people that bullied those that were more sensitive to the harsh words and cruel things that kids can do to others...no school should allow that on their premises and the parents of these kids that do this need to step in and handle the situation...if my kid had ever done something like this he'd had been in the woodshed. My son is very compassionate to the under dogs just like me....it does get better and just be true to yourself and do not abuse others even when you yourself is going thru this...

#41

Bullied Kid

DMurphyOfficial Report

Jem Bob Islost
Community Member
2 years ago

Keaton, you are amazing look at the world wide community coming together. The powerful message you have sent out has opened so many eyes, brains and hearts. Now not only is that amazing but you can say that I did that, which is a huge achievement. Everybody is so proud of you and thank you for being you, always smile because your a beautiful person and I hope you have a very merry Christmas 😀

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#42

Bullied Kid

scooterbraun Report

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
2 years ago

#proactiveparentsagainstbullying